Electrical Engineering

The mission of the electrical engineering department at UC Santa Cruz is to achieve engineering discoveries that benefit humankind through a combination of curiosity, open-mindedness, and inclusiveness. Through our academic programs, we aim to provide undergraduate and graduate students with inspiration and quality education, believing that rigor, creativity and excitement should be part of the Electrical Engineering curriculum.

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New cohort brings the faculty total to 101 including Electrical Engineering Faculty, Sara Abrahamsson and Yu Zhang.

New cohort brings the faculty total to 101, including Electrical Engineering Faculty, Sara Abrahamsson and Yu Zhang.

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Powerful diagnostic tool allows simultaneous detection and differentiation of multiple pathogens and biomarkers

Powerful diagnostic tool, developed by Holger Schmidt and his team, allows simultaneous detection and differentiation of multiple pathogens and biomarkers.

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An electrical engineer teamed up with astronomers to improve telescope mirrors using thin-film technology from the electronics industry

Nobby Kobayashi, a faculty in electrical engineering, teamed up with astronomers to improve telescope mirrors using thin-film technology from the electronics industry.

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UC Santa Cruz researchers, including Electrical Engineering faculty, are developing new materials for a wide range of devices and products, from solar cells to surfboards.

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Felts presented his work on Cruz Foam, a biodegradable alternative to polyurethane and polystyrene foam

John Felts, Electrilcal Engineering graduate student with Marco Rolandi, won second prize at the UC wide grad slam with Cruz Foam, a biodegradable alternative to polyurethane and polystyrene foam.

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John Felts

John Felts, a second year Ph.D. electrical engineering student, earned top marks for his talk about creating environmentally friendly surfboard foam from shrimp shells.

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This scanning electron microscope image shows the nanomagnet array on a pre-commercial STT-MRAM prototype. (Image courtesy of Holger Schmidt)

Innovations in "spintronics" from Holger Schmidt and his team have led some to predict the eventual emergence of a universal memory technology to replace all others.

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Holger Schmidt

Holger Schmidt, the Kapany Professor of Optoelectronics at in Electical Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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optofluidic chip

New optofluidic platform features tunable optics and novel "lightvalves": The latest device from Holger Schmidt's lab is based on novel technology that combines high-performance microfluidics for sample processing with dynamic optical tuning and switching, all on a low-cost "chip" made of a flexible silicone material.

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Marco Rolandi, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, and his Baskin School of Engineering team explore bioelectronic and bioprotonic devices -- devices that could have applications in areas such as healthcare and energy conversion.

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